Wildwood, NJ, High Alum Frank Vogel Expected to be Fired by Lakers
The Los Angles Lakers have fired three-year head coach Frank Vogel, a Wildwood high school alum, following a 33-49 season, missing the playoffs. The team is expected to make it official Monday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
"I'm going to enjoy tonight, celebrate what these young guys did, and we'll deal with tomorrow tomorrow," Vogel said when asked about his job status after the Lakers final game on Sunday.
The Lakers hired Vogel before the start of the 2019-2020 season after he sat out one season. He helped lead the Lakers to a NBA title during that first season and went 42-30 last season, getting knocked out in the first-round of the NBA playoffs.
He ends his three-year stint in Los Angles with a record of 127-98 and a NBA title.
Vogel is a 1991 graduate of Wildwood high school and has been a head coach of the Indiana Pacers, Orlando Magic and the Lakers, with a career record of 431-389 in 11 seasons.
About a week ago, Jake Fisher of Bleacher Report, reported that Sixers head coach Doc Rivers would be a potential candidate to replace Vogel if he was no longer with the team.